From what I have read in the rules that were posted on the site, the core set only comes with 3 ships. One X-Wing and 2 Tie Fighters. Based on the reports I have read from Gen Con and the demo video, it seems most games being played with an average of 4 ships a side. Does that mean that you will be required to buy multiple copies of the same expansion in order to build a decent fleet. For instance if I want to play a 4 X-Wing fleet am I going to be required to by 3 of the X-Wing expansions plus whatever Imperial expansions to complete the other side.
If that's the case this game when from being very reasonably priced to pretty expensive. Also I think that gives the player alot of redundant cards. I'm assuming multiples of the same ship upgrades will be useful, but there is not really a good reason to have multiple copies of the same pilots is there. I haven't read the full manual to know if you can play with 2 Vaders or 2 Wedges in one fleet, but from a thematic standpoint doesn't make since.
I'm super excited about this game but I am on a tight budget with a kid on the way. Now I'm starting to wonder if I'll be able to afford this game.